Alastair Lukies CBE

Founding Partner, Motive Partners and UK Prime Minister’s Business Ambassador for FinTech

Alastair Lukies, CBE is a UK businessman and entrepreneur best known as a pioneer and champion for the UK’s global fintech industry. He founded Monitise in 2003, and grew it to a market cap of $2 billion, employing 1500 staff on four continents.

In January 2014, Alastair was first appointed as a Business Ambassador to the Prime Minister for the financial services industry by the UK Government, and today acts as the sole Business Ambassador for FinTech.

Alastair was awarded a CBE for services to mobile banking and charity in June 2014, and was named Entrepreneur of the Year at the 2011 Growing Business Awards. 

In September 2016, Alastair and a group of industry investors, operators and innovators founded Motive Partners, a next generation investment management firm focused exclusively on financial technology.



Pioneering Change: Building A Thriving Fintech Industry

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